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Delhi: Driver arrested for sexually assaulting minor inside a bus


Subhajit Sengupta,CNN-IBN
Apr 15, 2013 at 12:11pm IST

New Delhi: There has been yet another shocking case of sexual assault inside a private bus in the national capital. An 11-year-old girl was playing inside a chartered bus in Sultanpuri when the driver allegedly assaulted her.

The incident took place on Saturday evening, when the girl was playing in the bus which was parked near the slum cluster of Sultanpuri.

The 42-year-old driver has been arrested and charged under the new anti-rape law. Police said the incident came to light on Sunday after the victim narrated the incident to her parents. The parents then approached the police who took her to a hospital where a medical examination confirmed sexual assault.

"I was returning from the market. He lured me inside the bus and locked the door. He then assaulted me," the survivor said. Her mother said, "He shut the windows and the doors of the bus and assaulted my daughter. He lives right here."

He is a neighbour and locals claim that there have been several complaints against him earlier too. "The children were playing in the bus when he shooed away the other kids and assaulted the girl. He has done this with other girls in the area before as well," a resident said.

(With additional information from PTI)

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